By Mike Flaherty
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:05 AM EDT
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  • Movie
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Despite its title, Julio Medem’s tumescent drama is not a lighthearted art-house boinkalogue, but rather Spain’s contribution to the Continent’s boy-meets-girl-and-someone-goes-insane subgenre. The boy here is Lorenzo (Ulloa), a tortured novelist whose sudden death sends his devastated girlfriend (Vega) to a mysterious Mediterranean island on a journey of discovery about herself and her doomed lover. Fortunately, the mangled, flashback-driven tale that follows is kept watchable by the incandescent Vega, who shimmers in a courageous, star-making performance.

Sex and Lucia

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • UNRATED
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  • 122 minutes
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  • Julio Medem

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